I received a free 12 month subscription of eMeals to facilitate the formation of my honest opinion on the service. All opinions are my own.
When eMeals contacted me about their meal subscription service, I really wasn’t sure if this is the type of service that would be beneficial to me, a cook and food blogger, but looking closer into what the company offers, I quickly learned eMeal service is like having a sous chef! Who couldn’t use the extra help with organizing a menu, writing a shopping list, and even providing a list with the cost of each grocery item, and a total for the week?!
This service is so nice to have. How many times do you go to the grocery store to pick up items for your evening meal? I probably go to the store for this or that 3-4 times a week! I’m not joking, and I really don’t enjoy grocery shopping. This eating plan is quite a time saver, and saved me money too because I didn’t have to guess what I thought I might need, I bought exactly what I needed for my meals. My stops to the grocery store were cut in half (milk, we always run out of milk!).
How does eMeals work?
It’s simple! You choose either a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription, the type of eating plan you prefer, the size of your family, and you can even pick your favorite grocery store you shop at, and eMeals will email you recipes to match your eating plan; an entree and a side dish.
eMeals has quite an impressive list of eating plans to choose from.
Which would match your dietary preference?
After looking at all the options, I decided that the Slow cooker plan would be the best plan for my family. I wanted meals that I could put together and leave simmering, while I am at work.
I had two options to choose from under the slow cooker category; classic and clean eating. I picked clean eating, which to me means that the meals will be mostly whole foods with limited preservatives. I was super impressed with the recipes that was delivered to my inbox; Apple Cider Pork Roast, Ginger-Soy Pork Sandwiches, Andouille Sausage and Chicken Stew, Greek Flank Steaks, Baby Kale and Artichoke Salad with Sliced Steak, Garlicky Beets and Chickpeas, Bacon, Potato and Leek Soup, and all of them came with a quick side dish to compliment the entree.
I’m sharing with you the Greek Flank Steaks, which was one of the two items on the list that was used in another meal! We had Greek Flank Steaks with Cucumber Raita and Grilled Zucchini one evening, and the next day, we ate Baby Kale and Artichoke Salad with leftover Flank Steak. Talk about a time saver, and it didn’t feel or taste like we were having leftovers! It was another delicious meal, that took no time to put together.
My son was home for spring break when I made the flank steak, and both my hubby and son thought the meal was excellent. I did too. The meat was full of flavor and so moist that we started to pick at pieces before serving dinner! I had to quickly put half of the meat aside, so we could use it for the kale salad the next evening! The side dish was a grilled zucchini with cucumber raita. That sauce was excellent!
We were equally impressed with the Baby Kale and Artichoke Salad with Sliced Steak meal too. The dressing had fresh thyme, a little olive oil, red wine vinegar and Dijon mustard, which complemented the salad nicely. We didn’t eat the side dish that was recommended on the menu, because the salad was filling for us and we felt we had plenty to eat.
What’s the cost of this menu service?
The longer the subscription, the lower the price.
The plans break down as follows:
- 3-month subscription: $30
- 6-month subscription: $48
- 12 month subscription: $58
What would make this service even better?
The slow cooker recipes have been excellent, and they will definitely be on my table again, but I think two slower cooker meals a week is plenty for my family. If I could have the option to choose a recipe from the regular menu list like the Natural & Organic plan in conjunction with my Slow Cooker plan, that would be stellar! Maybe that is something eMeals can provide in the future or could offer as an add on?
Take a closer look at the eMeals website. The meals are budget friendly, clear instructions on the recipes, and great tasting food your whole family will enjoy!
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ¾ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 (1¼ lb) flank steaks, cut in half
- 1 cup low-sodium beef broth
- Place onion in a 5 - 7 quart slow cooker. Stir together oil, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Rub mixture over steaks and place on onions in the slow cooker. Add broth, cover and cook on low 8 hours. cut steak across the grain into thin slices (reserve half steak for another meal) Serve remaining steak with onions and gravy from slow cooker.